Hebrews 10:5-10. What is most important to God? Religious rituals or obedience? Why does God save us? Is it to simply sit back and enjoy our salvation, or is there a call to service inherent in our salvation? In examining 1) Christ's life and ministry, 2) The Old Testament concept of election, and 3) The New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31-34 we see that God desires a life of obedience and service. Our salvation and election is always for the service of others on God's behalf.